December 17, 2018

Custom Packaging to be Acquired by Hood Container Corporation

Brentwood Capital Advisors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Custom Packaging LP

Brentwood Capital Advisors (“BCA”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Custom Packaging LP (“Custom Packaging” or the “Company”), which recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hood Container Corporation (“Hood Container”). The transaction was approved by both companies’ boards of directors and is expected to close in January 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, Custom Packaging is a leader in the design and manufacturing of corrugated displays, graphics and industrial packaging. The Company operates two state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Lebanon, Tennessee and Arden, North Carolina and serves over 500 customers across the country. The Custom Packaging acquisition allows Hood Container to strengthen its market position in the Southeast, grow its converting operations and bring an added focus into the graphics display and retail packaging market segments.

“We are truly excited to join the Hood Container/Stronghaven family. For over 50 years, Custom Packaging has been a leader in the corrugated industry with a reputation for customer service, innovation and quality. Our people and culture have been the cornerstone for our success in the marketplace and we firmly believe being a part of the Hood organization is the ideal fit to serve our customers as the most trusted partner in the industry,” said Gary West, CEO of Custom Packaging. “Brentwood Capital Advisors played a critical role in positioning the unique value proposition of Custom Packaging within the corrugated industry and structured a highly competitive process that yielded the best result for our shareholders and employees.”

“Custom Packaging’s 50-year track record of providing innovative, high-quality corrugated products and best-in-class customer service presented a highly attractive opportunity,” added John Allgood, Vice President at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “We were pleased to serve as Custom Packaging’s exclusive financial advisor on this important transaction and enjoyed working with Gary West and his team.”

About Custom Packaging LP

Custom Packaging LP is a family-owned and operated independent sheet plant with manufacturing operations in Lebanon, Tennessee and Arden, North Carolina. Since 1968, the Company has been a leader in the manufacturing of corrugated graphics and industrial packaging and point-of-purchase displays. For more information, please visit

About Brentwood Capital Advisors

Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Brentwood Capital Advisors is one of the South’s leading boutique investment banks, providing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advice to privately-held, middle-market healthcare, technology and tech-enabled and outsourced services companies. BCA has served as exclusive financial advisor in 96 successfully closed transactions totaling approximately $6.2 billion in value in these sectors. Founded in 1999, the firm is partner-owned and has 19 investment banking professionals. For more information, please visit

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